— A total of about 1600 kg of iron meteorite shrapnel ranging in mass from < 1 to 35,000 g, plus a single 83 kg individual completely covered with well developed regmaglypts, was found in and around the 45 m diameter Kamil impact crater by an Italian-Egyptian geophysical team in February 2009 and February 2010. The specimen up for sale is 835 g shrapnel. The surface exposed in situ shows a wind-polished desert varnish, while the opposite contact surface exhibits a thin coating of melted target rock. The meteorite is pictured on p. 111 of the book „Henbury Craters and Meteorites“
by Buhl & Mc Coll as an example of a crater forming meteorite shrapnel coated with impact melt from the target rock.
Acquired by Svend Buhl for the Meteorite-Recon collection.
|Gebil Kamil, 835 gm shrapnel
||East Uweinat Desert, Egypt
||19 February 2009
||M. D’Orazio, Luigi Folco